Brandon Weeden needs to find a place to rehabilitate his NFL career. Could that be in Big D?
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said last month the team is unsure if backup quarterback Kyle Orton intends to return in 2014. Orton -- due $3.25 million next season -- is unlikely to walk away from that kind of money, but the Cowboys are keeping their options open.
Weeden struggled badly in his two seasons with the Browns, posting a passer rating of 71.8 and a record of 5-15. He was swept out of town after Cleveland's latest regime change. Weeden could still make sense even if Orton returns. Weeden provides the team with depth and options, and will certainly come at a bargain rate considering his dodgy track record.
Of course, that dodgy track record is also why some teams won't come within a country mile of the Old Glory-challenged quarterback.